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No deadline set for TV channels on use of foreign satellites: MIB

Recently, the Indian government said that there is no deadline set on the domestic media companies for use of transponders on foreign satellites, as it had previously withdrawn permission to over 200 channels for several reasons.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Rathore told Rajya Sabha that the government has not yet set any deadline for the use of foreign transponders by the TV channel owner. Such clarifications from the MIB minister gains importance as indirect indications from various ministers; like delay in many clearances. Past few months it was nudging TV channels to commence the process of migration to Indian satellites from foreign spacecrafts.

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